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New sanctions on North Korea

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  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Obama has imposed new added sanctions on North Korea. As I discussed with Schmidt; likely the Sony hacking was not directly done by North Korea. So I wonder is this again pushed down Obama's throat by certain war mongers? Looks like the same stupidity as with Bush who accused Iraq of having weapons of mass destruction. Anyway it looks like a GOP pushed action. Kind of strange that on the one side we open up on "communist" Cuba but not on "communist" North Korea. Sorry I think it is the wrong move; it makes NK even more inclined to do really something back.
    When is this country going to learn that any action of us against ISIS or N.K. or any other place with our drones will always create a "revenge" mood/action; we seem to love that.
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Dutch -- Yes the accusation and the sanctions don't seem to fit the larger narrative in which South Korea is trying to open doors for the long suffering North Korean workers...the unprivileged. Whether or not we have proof that NK was behind the Sony hacking, sanctions will only hurt those who are already suffering the most. All it does is make Kim Jung-Un more resolute, much the same as sanctions have made Putin even more defiant while also giving him a scapegoat to blame as Russians suffer from their economic circumstances, much of it of their own making.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Schmidt Wrote: Dutch -- Yes the accusation and the sanctions don't seem to fit the larger narrative in which South Korea is trying to open doors for the long suffering North Korean workers...the unprivileged. Whether or not we have proof that NK was behind the Sony hacking, sanctions will only hurt those who are already suffering the most. All it does is make Kim Jung-Un more resolute, much the same as sanctions have made Putin even more defiant while also giving him a scapegoat to blame as Russians suffer from their economic circumstances, much of it of their own making.
    Schmidt as always right on; my guess is that the number of people in the world who hate us will only increase; these type of policies never worked; just look at Iran etc.